Troop members earn Silver Awards for efforts For the past year, members of Girl Scout Troop 3131 of Catonsville have been painting, cleaning, sorting, […]
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On October 12, 2013, Girl Scout troops 1548 and 770 received the Agape House Missionary and Outreach Ministry Award for 2013. The […]
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Several members of Lutherville Girl Scout troop 1635 earned their Girl Scout Silver Awards and celebrating with an awards ceremony earlier this month, the Baltimore Sun reports. The girls worked on a variety of projects to earn their awards, including a performance at College Manor in Lutherville on St. Patrick’s Day and a father-daughter dance for local Girl Scouts and their fathers and grandfathers, the Sun reports. Click here to read the full report. Congratulations, girls!
Girl Scout Ambassador Jacqueline Velasquez of Troop 61 in Annapolis was named the Capital Gazette’s Teen of the Week. Jacqueline, who has been a Girl Scout since the seventh grade, said she enjoys earning badges, camping with her troop and has been busy lately selling Girl Scout Cookies in her neighborhood, the article reports. In addition to Girl Scouts, Jacqueline has taken on several leadership roles at her school, serving as a student ambassador for incoming freshmen and is involved with student […]
Improvements were made to the playground at Waugh Chapel Elementary just in time for the start of school thanks to Girl Scout Jennifer, the Maryland Gazette reported. As a part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, she painted a map of the United States on the playground. Read the full article here.
A group of Bel Air Girl Scouts won first place in the marching units category in the Bel Air Fourth of July parade last week. Don’t they look awesome?
Girl Scout alumna Nadine Haas Wellington was one of five named to Edgewood High School’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday, the Baltimore Sun reports. Wellington, a graduate of Edgewood High School’s class of 1972, was a student representative to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, the article states. She has worked as an educator for 35 years, first teaching middle school science, and is now the principal of Mountain Christian School in Joppa. The new inductees joined the Hall of Fame in a […]
Towson Girl Scouts joined their classmates in celebrating Memorial Day and learning the reason for the holiday during their school’s annual Memorial Day celebration, the Baltimore Sun reports. With the Patriots and Defenders program the students work to gain a better understanding of American history by studying and memorizing parts of American history, the article states. Among other accomplishments, students recited portions of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech, learned to identify key figures in American history, as well […]
Over the weekend, Girl Scouts helped clean up their Baltimore neighborhood during the Comprehensive Housing Assistance Program’s Good Neighbor Day community clean up program, WJZ- CBS Baltimore reports. During the community clean up, the Girl Scout troop 1726 helped pick up trash and plant flowers. “Part of our Girl Scout is the Girl Scout Law and Girl Scout Motto and we have to be resourceful and use resources widely so our hands are today’s resources,” troop 1726′s Girl Scout Leader Atara Lazar told […]
Several Girl Scout Gold Award recipients and potential recipients were featured in the news this week. Explore Baltimore County reports that Girl Scouts Molly and Alyssa of Troop 3122 in Catonsville were honored for their completion of the Girl Scout Gold Award last weekend at the Girl Scout Gold Award Banquet in Annapolis. Alyssa used her project to raise awareness of homelessness as well as donate supplies for homeless to Arbutus Emergency Services, the article stated. Molly’s project collected and donated First […]
The Catholic Review reports that Girl Scout Molly collected 85 first communion dresses for the less fortunate for her Gold Award project. Molly said she wanted to help ease the expenses for families who maybe didn’t have the finances and make receiving first communion special for the girls. In addition to collecting dresses from five local parishes, Molly, a senior at Mount de Sales Academy, and several volunteers spent hours making veils for the girls. The dresses, veils and other items were […]
The Agence France – Presse reports that Girl Scouts are working to emphasize leadership skills in their centennial year. Girl Scouts gathered at the Columbia Mall Lock-In last weekend for some Girl Scout fun, to work on badges and patches, and older girls had the opportunity to test their leadership skills and teach younger girls about subjects like camping, STEM, disability awareness, first aid, and more. “It’s a great way to connect with your friends and, as you get older, to educate […]
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland CEO Traci Barnett was named to the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence. The Top 100 Women award recognizes high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Honorees are inducted into the Circle of Excellence after being nominated three times. The winners are selected by an outside panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to mentoring. Congratulations to Traci and all of the […]
GSCM’s campaign to repair and restore the Camp Woodlands teepee, Lamb Lodge, was recently featured in the Baltimore Sun. In the early 1950’s, the teepee at Girl Scouts’ Camp Woodlands was conceived and built by a team of volunteers that included the Anne Arundel County Girl Scouts Council, the Naval Academy Math Department, and numerous Girl Scouts and their families. The Lodge’s conical, circular design, which was inspired by the Girl Scout custom of gathering in a circle for grace before meals, […]
Two Girl Scout Gold Award Winners were featured in View from the Cupola, a magazine published for the Mount de Sales community. The first Girl Scout featured is Molly, who collected First Communion dresses to distribute to girls in Belize. Molly started with the goal of collecting 20 dresses, but has gotten an overwhelming response and received 75 dresses, as well as four boys’ suits, 14 veils and six pairs of white shoes, 20 pairs of socks, and a multitude of rosary […]
This morning we kicked off Stars & Stripes week on WJZ’s Manic Monday. Girl Scouts from all over Central Maryland sang, cheered and waved Girl Scout Cookie signs and boxes to promote the Cookie Program and Operation U.S. Mint. Check out the video here. During Stars & Stripes Week we are asking all Girl Scouts to promote Operation U.S. Mint at their cookie booths by asking customers to show their support for our military troops by purchasing additional boxes of cookies for […]
Girl Scout Christina of Edgewater, Md. was recently awarded the 2011 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes—and inspirations to us all. Each year, the Barron Prize honors twenty-five young people nationwide. Christina led a team of Girl Scouts in designing, fundraising for, and building the $275,000 Butterfly Boutique at the Chrysalis […]
Tech magazine Wired gave a shout out to Girl Scout Cookies in this month’s issue, analyzing the preferences of the populace based on cookie sales data. Data analysis has never looked so delicious! Speaking of tech, remember to download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app. Cookie season is right around the corner and with the app you’ll have all the booth sale listings right at your finger tips. Read more about the app here.
Corrine Jeannine Schillings Foundation recently awarded 20 Girl Scout alumna who had earned their Silver or Gold Awards with scholarships for study of a foreign language or study abroad. The foundation provides financial assistance to young women who are pursuing undergraduate college degrees in the study of languages, or who are studying in a foreign country as enrichment for their undergraduate college program. It is dedicated to the memory of Corrine, a Silver Award Girl Scout, who lost her life in the […]
Several Perry Hall area troops held a flag retirement ceremony at the Maryland State Game and Fish Association this weekend. Read more about the retirement ceremony and see more photos on Perry Hall Patch.
Earlier this week, two Girl Scouts from Central Maryland attended a State Dinner Preview and hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. The girls heard remarks by the First Lady and Ambassador Brooke Anderson, National Security Staff Chief of Staff in which they highlighted the importance of women in diplomacy. Check out a video of the remarks here.
Girl Scouts of the USA announced Wednesday the launch of the official Cookie Finder App for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free app uses your location to show you cookie sales nearby, which are sorted by date, radius, or you can view them all on a map. The app is just one of many ways Girl Scouts can use technology to their advantage during the Cookie selling season. An article in today’s Baltimore Sun features Central Maryland Girl Scouts who were top […]
Female members of the Maryland State Legislature were inducted into honorary Girl Scout troop 1920, the Capital reported. The troop, which was […]
Girl Scouts was a supporting partner for the 25th annual Harvest for the Hungry campaign, WBAL-TV reported. Girl Scouts helped collect food […]
Two Maryland Girl Scouts have been recognized by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program that honors young people for […]
With World Thinking Day right around the corner, it’s important to think about the issues that face girls globally. It’s hard to believe, but tens of millions of girls around the world are not allowed to go to school. In some parts of the world, simply being born a girl means being kept from getting an education. Yet, the more education a girl gets, the more likely she is to have a healthy family, a solid income to invest back into her […]
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Just another Manic Monday… Girl Scouts from across central Maryland gathered in Fells Point this morning to join Ron Matz, the host […]
Last week, Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis and other leaders from the entertainment, policy, business and youth-serving communities joined forces to examine […]